Ursula English is vice president of Environment, Health & Safety for The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company.
Appointed to this position in April 2014, English is responsible for leading Boeing’s environmental sustainability efforts, including continuously improving the environmental performance of its global operations, products and services, as well as leading Boeing’s workplace safety programs.
English reports directly to John Tracy, Boeing chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology.
English has held a wide variety of leadership roles at Boeing. Most recently, she was the director of Supplier Management for the Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) business of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this position, she was responsible for leading a complex extended supply chain, including contracting, supplier development, strategy development and performance.
Prior to that assignment, she was director of Supplier Management on the 787 Dreamliner mid-body team at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. She has also served as a manufacturing superintendent on the 787 Dreamliner, and has managed teams in Intellectual Property Management and C-17 product support.
English joined Boeing in 1988 as an aircraft mechanic on the MD-80 program in Long Beach, after serving in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. While working at Boeing she earned a bachelor's degree in Business and Management from Azusa Pacific University and a master's degree in Human Services from Springfield College. She also holds Federal Aviation Administration airframe and power plant licenses.